The Viking Vanguard

College debt avoidance tips

Keionna Newton, Freelancer

June 8, 2016

Debt can be a common concern for high school graduates about to embark upon their journeys into college; figuring out the ways and means to pay for such an expensive education is often tiresome. Math in Society and Algebra ...

Campus security enhanced in spring

Keionna Newton, Freelancer

April 27, 2016

School safety is one of the top priorities of the security guards here at PHS.  According to security personnel Jim Jenkins, the increase in the number of students not following school campus rules has made safety a bigger concern. ...

Super Bowl commercials entertain

Keionna Newton, Freelancer

March 3, 2016

I will be the first person to say that I am not the biggest fan of football or even of sports in general. However, the hodgepodge of entertaining Super Bowl Sunday commercials, which at times seems to border on the downright odd...

Robotics club strive towards the championships

Keionna Newton, Staff

January 28, 2016

Robotics club—it is not about science. It is not about math. It is about strong work ethic, according to senior Running Start student and four-year club member Dakota Martinson. “You need hard work. That is what this...

Social media limits interaction

Keionna Newton

January 28, 2016

Perhaps it is ironic, the idea that social media may only be serving to inhibit the social interaction people have with others in their daily lives. Psychology and APUSH teacher Willie Walker states that social media is beginning...

Defining what it means to be a woman in society today

Keionna Newton, Staff

December 17, 2015

“Men, their rights and nothing more; Women, their rights and nothing less:” this was a famous quote from suffragist Susan B. Anthony during the Progressive Era. Though women’s roles in society were arguably more limited...

New security guard comes to PHS

Keionna Newton, Staff

December 10, 2015

From working in security on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, to the Washington Youth Academy, Larry Juitt is the new security guard at PHS who is taking the place of former security personnel Greg Royal. “I worked as a security...

Jim Jenkins is back on the job

Keionna Newton, Staff

December 10, 2015

After being away for seven weeks on medical leave within the first month of the school year, security guard James [Jim] Jenkins is back on the job again. “Coming back and getting used to the schedule again was not difficult...